Validated Healthcare Directory
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Validated Healthcare Directory, published by HL7 International - Patient Administration Work Group. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.2.0 built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Change Notes

The Validated Healthcare Directory Implementation guide was developed under the ONC Healthcare Directory Initiative (HcDir). HcDir was a US initiative sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Federal Health Architecture (FHA) which aimed to create FHIR profiles for access to a national validated dataset of healthcare directory data.

This implementation guide was was initially developed under FHIR Release 3 (STU) and ported into FHIR Release 4 (STU), and considered the Provider Directory resources created under The Argonaut Project.

Changes Since the January 2018 for comment ballot:

  • Inclusion of many guidance pages
  • Refinement of profiles based on ballot feedback
  • Alignment with R4 core updates
    • OrganizationRole -> OrganizationAffiliation
    • ProductPlan -> InsurancePlan
    • Location boundaries using R4 standard extension
  • Inclusion of many missing valuesets
  • Completion of unfinished definitions

A future iteration of this guide will align with the US Core R4 build, and provide tight bindings for US usage, along with the current international profile bindings.